I want to talk about some of the values behind Kickstarter and what I think it means to be an entrepreneur.
I wanted to start by talking about a series of works by a Chinese artist named Zhang Wei. These are obviously photographs of very famous, iconic people, except they are actually composite photographs of Chinese people whom Zhang takes portraits of; his thesis is that in this mass-media age, we are defined more by the media's heroes than we even are by ourselves, so each of these photos is a composite of 1,000 different faces, Chinese faces, and it just shows how that is a lot of what defines us (see the accompanying image on this page).
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